Many of us have things that we want God to do in our lives (saving loved ones, deliverance from bad habits and attitudes, spiritual renewal, etc.). Our pastor has asked for Shiloh to focus on preparing ourselves to do the work of the Lord.
Our pastor opened our consecration with teaching from Acts 13:2-5. After a period of praying and fasting, Paul and Barnabas were set apart by the Holy Ghost to do a work for the Lord. We all have a calling from God to do a particular work, but we must take time to prepare ourselves to do that work. What does this mean?
It means we must develop our character, stir up our gifts, and make the necessary sacrifices to obtain the blessings of God. We must take time to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord through prayer and Bible study. We must seek God to know and develop our gifts and talents so that God would be glorified in all that we do. Finally, we must be sure to promote relationships that further nurture and develop our spiritual man. As we do these things, we will begin to experience God in a new and more awesome way. Be blessed!
- Consecrated to God (soaringwithgod.com)
- The Only Purpose of Your Life (deaconjohnspace.wordpress.com)